May 27, 2010 |
I'm the GM, Part I Despite a miserable 15-30 record the Houston Astros say they are not attempting to trade righthander Roy Oswalt, who recently said he would like to go to a contender. "I've got a small window," Oswalt told reporters on Friday. "I've got two years left, and I'm trying to get back to the playoffs. I haven't been there since '05. " To which general manager Ed Wade offered the following acid response: "Roy's contract has a no-trade clause, not a trade-me clause.
November 19, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Angels could have crumbled when pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident in April, overcome by waves of grief and sadness. Mike Scioscia, of Springfield, Delaware County, kept them moving forward. "There wasn't one defining moment," he said. "I think as the season started to evolve guys found that sense of purpose to play baseball again and they played it at a very, very high level. " For his deft touch during a trying season, Scioscia won the AL Manager of the Year award yesterday for the second time.
July 14, 2009 |
So much for the plan to have Manny Acta's patient optimism lead the Washington Nationals out of the doldrums. The abysmal won-loss record became too much to stomach, costing him his job at the All-Star break and adding another layer of instability to the worst team in baseball. Acta was fired after the team reached the unofficial halfway mark of the season with a 26-61 record, on pace to clear the 100-loss mark for the second consecutive year. Acting general manager Mike Rizzo - himself an interim placeholder - announced Acta's dismissal yesterday morning.
July 22, 2005 |
Tim Worrell's time in Philadelphia had run its course. So, last night the Phillies sent Worrell, the 38-year-old righthanded relief pitcher, and cash to the Arizona Diamondbacks for infielder/outfielder Matt Kata, who was hitting .312 with three home runs and 28 RBIs in 45 games at triple-A Tucson. "This was more of an issue of trying to find a landing spot for Worrell where he might be productive," Phillies general manager Ed Wade said. "We just felt we had gotten to a point in our organization where it just wasn't going to work here.
October 28, 1991 |
For Neshaminy quarterback David Welsh, what a difference a week made. Last week, Welsh threw four interceptions and completed only 9 of 20 passes in the Redskins' 20-8 loss to William Tennent. On Saturday, Welsh passed for 140 yards and two touchdowns as Neshaminy (4-3, 2-3) defeated visiting Abington, 21-13, in a Suburban One National game. Welsh completed 10 of 17 passes, nine of which went to either Ross Gay or Bryan McGinty, who gave Abington's defensive backs headaches throughout the game.